After a stroke, depending on the area of the brain affected, various communication problems may occur, including creating sentences, using incorrect words, repeating words or sentences, misunderstanding others, inability to read and write, or slurred speech. Aphasia is the term given to problems with language expression or comprehension. In this video, Dr. Wes Oczkowski discusses the importance of speech-language therapy to help regain language after a stroke.
Learn the answers to the following questions:
- 2:03 - How do strokes affect communication?
- 3:13 - What are the treatment approaches for communication challenges after a stroke?
- 6:00 - What professionals are involved in an assessment?
- 8:40 - What does a speech-language therapist do?
- 13:26 - Does research support speech-language therapy as a post-stroke communication recovery tool?
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